Citi Expands Investor Sales Teams Across Asia-Pacific


Posted on September 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Citigroup has hired several key employees in order to strengthen its investor sales across the Asia-Pacific. These hirings include Smith Smithangura, Jeff Zhang, Dehua Shen, and Stephenni Xie.

Smithangura has joined as a director in Citi’s Singapore office. He will work closely with G10 rates sales and onshore investor sales teams to grow the distribution of both flow ad structured rates products to Asian investors. Reporting jointly to Asia-Pacific head of investor sales, David Ratiff, and Asian-Pacific head of G10 rates sales, Julia Raiskin. Zhang has joined as a director in the company’s Hong Kong office and will be responsible for marketing mortgage and asset-backed securities to institutional clients in the Asian region. Previously part of JP Morgan, running its China fixed income investor sales, Zhang will report to David Ratiff and Vadim Khazatshy. Joining Zhang in Hong Kong, Xie. Joining from, Nomura Hong Kong, where she gained experience as one of the key revenue producers for its China fixed income sales, Xie will focus on marketing G10 products to Chinese clients. She will be reporting to Charles Lam, head of G10 rate sales for China/Hong Kong and for China coverage, and to Ji Yang, head of China investor sales. Also joining from Nomura Hong Long, Shen has spent five years at Lehman Brothers (Asia) developing the risk-solution business for China financial institutions and corporates. He was previously with ICBC head office as a fixed income and derivatives transactor. Shen will be joining the Beijing office and will be focusing on building the non-bank financial institutions business in northern China. He, too, will be reporting to Yang.

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